Around Town: Second Beer @ Snallygaster 2016, 9/17/16

snallygasterSnallygaster (Photo Credit: theupper)

Snallygaster 2016 is only two days away!

Of the 351 beers to be poured at the beer festival on Saturday, September 17th, we continue to highlight a few for your enjoyment. Stay thirsty.

Mickey’s Beer of the Day: District ChopHouse & Brewery Oktoberfest, ABV 6.4%
With the approach of fall, it’s time for Oktoberfest beers. And while I don’t necessarily mean to stay local, District ChopHouse & Brewery makes a fine Oktoberfest. Indeed, I find this steakhouse and microbrewery to be quite underrated! I myself was disappointed for a bit when I discovered it was a chain, but I revisited my opinion after conversations with former assistant brewer Rob Fink (who has now departed for Jailbreak Brewing Co.), and I found the beers to generally be very fine stuff indeed. Balanced, clean, and malty, the Oktoberfest is one of many beers that the ChopHouse can be proud of. And I’m happy to drink it!

Jeremy’s Beer of the Day: Lickinghole Creek Supreme Leader, Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, ABV 13.5%
For me, something dark and strong. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is based in Virginia (on a farm far south of DC) and will pour a robust six beers at Snallygaster, all of which will be making their DC debut. Four of those beers are Imperial Stouts, so I need to try at least one, right? They all have high ABVs, so I may get a tad tipsy if I try them all. The Supreme Leader sounds the most delicious and promising. It’s bourbon barrel-aged with chocolate, vanilla, chili peppers and spices, and strong enough to knock you down. It’s among the top ten of all the beer options in ABV (Avery Rumpkin has the honor of being the strongest at 18.1%). Drink responsibly!

Make your own beer list.

Get your tickets here.

Snallygaster 2016
The Yards (1300 First Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003)
Saturday, September 17, 2016
1-6pm (VIP 11:30am-6pm)
$35 (VIP $60 SOLD OUT)
21+

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